Young Leader Blog
APPLY TO OUR GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM THIS SUMMER
The Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy is an intensive, nineteen-day, summer youth camp for a select group of secondary school students from across the world. GSP prepares future leaders to explore their potential to create widespread change in Africa – and throughout the world.
Participants in this exciting youth program are immersed in the unique ALA Entrepreneurial Leadership curriculum and are given the opportunity to practice leadership by working in social ventures in the Johannesburg community, discovering the history, beauty and diversity of Africa through African Studies discussions and they also get the opportunity to explore parts of South Africa through various excursions. The activities at GSP culminate in an Ideas Festival where all participants present their uniquely-designed solutions to a challenge identified in their community.
This year, as part of the program, we are offering a two-day University Guidance Workshop for GSP participants who want to compose outstanding university application essays and gain skills and strategies for determining a list of universities to apply to that will be the best fit to their personality and interests. It is especially ideal for participants in GSP Session 3. The cost of this workshop is $500 USD.
DATES OF GSP SESSIONS IN 2015
There are 3 session dates for 2015:
Session 1: Monday, 29 June – Friday, 17 July
Session 2: Monday, 13 July – Friday, 31 July
Session 3: Saturday, 25 July – Wednesday, 12 August
University Guidance Workshop: Thursday, 13 August – Friday, 14 August
COST & PAYMENTS
The total program fee for GSP is $4200 USD including a tuition, room and board, extracurricular activities and entry fees for all museums and trips. Local transportation is also included, but transportation to Johannesburg is the responsibility of each participant.
School groups: Schools that send 5 or more students to GSP 2015 are eligible for a special discount. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SECURE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM
We use Active Camps – a global leader in summer camp and school management software – to handle our online registration needs and secure credit card processing.
For more information visit: www.alasummer.org
Applications to our two-year program have now closed for the class of 2015. We will begin accepting applications to the class of 2016 in September 2015.